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Discovery Story: Skunks 10:00 am
Discovery Story: Skunks @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Bring the little ones out to learn all about that cute little kitty, the skunk! Recommended for children 3-6 years old with an adult companion. Other aged siblings welcome. Program includes a story, activities and a craft. Same program will be presented each time.
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Recycled & Nature Christmas Ornaments 6:00 pm
Recycled & Nature Christmas Ornaments @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Just in time for the holidays, join the Hancock Park District to make some “new” ornaments and decorations! Participants will have the opportunity to make a holiday card globe, canning lid ornaments, paint and stamp flag, holiday card magnets, gift tags and more. Register with $5 to make a set of ornaments by Tuesday, December 2.
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Music Bach’s Concert Series: Findlay String Quartet 11:30 am
Music Bach’s Concert Series: Findlay String Quartet @ The University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union
Dec 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Music Bach’s Concert Series is a free lunch time concert series hosted by University of Findlay in the Alumni Memorial Union Atrium. Community members are welcome to attend! This month the Findlay String Quartet performing a show entitled “Classical Christmas” will be featured. Pack a lunch or purchase one in the Cave, an on-site restaurant located in the Alumni Memorial Union.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 7:30 pm
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers and University Chorale, along with a brass ensemble, will headline “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” the university’s Christmas choral concert, Dec. 5 in Yoder Recital Hall. The program is designed around a historical structure of Scripture readings and Christmas carols. The readings, taken from prophetic writings about the Messiah’s coming and from the Christmas story, are interspersed with various Christmas pieces. Tickets are available online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or at the box office at the Marbeck Center information desk. Mark J. Suderman, professor of music, conducts both Camerata Singers, a select chamber choir, and the University Chorale, a 66-voice, mixed ensemble. Accompanying the choirs, and the audience during three carols, will be pianist Ana Yoder Coulter, an adjunct instructor. Roy Couch, assistant professor of music, is coaching a unique brass ensemble assembled for the concert. Including university faculty, staff and administrators, as well as students, the ensemble will open the program. Four of its student members will form a brass quartet that will also perform with the choirs, and students from the choirs will serve as Scripture readers.
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Celebration of Christmas 7:30 pm
Celebration of Christmas @ Great Room at First Presbyterian Church
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate the season by joining The Millstream Singers and the Old Millstream Ringers at the Great Room at First Presbyterian Church! They will be performing many holiday favorites!
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Home for the Holidays with UF Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble 3:00 pm
Home for the Holidays with UF Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble @ Van Buren High School
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble presents its annual Christmas concert at Van Buren High School. Admission is free but tickets are required.
Sandi Patty Christmas Blessings 7:00 pm
Sandi Patty Christmas Blessings @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sandi Patty Christmas Blessings @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium | Findlay | Ohio | United States
Enjoy the sounds of the season with Grammy Award-winning singer Sandi Patty, performing Christmas favorites! Sandi is the one of the most awarded female vocalists in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards,five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold. She has released over 30 albums, including her latest album “Christmas Blessings.”
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Animals of Winter 11:00 am
Animals of Winter @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come discover the many ways animals have to survive the chilly winter weather. The Toledo Zoo’s Animal Outreach will feature live animals that are built for the cold and those that sleep through it. Recommended for children grades 3-6. Please pre-register.
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Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons 9:00 pm
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons @ Alexandria's
Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons will bring their original roots rock music to Alexandria’s Gastropub in Findlay on Dec. 12. Ohio native Perley is a dynamic frontwoman who commands the stage with her booming voice and incisive lyrics. Backed by the Howlin’ Moons, Perley is winning over nonbelievers the old-fashioned way: tireless touring and well-crafted albums such as 2014’s Hey Kid. Songs such as the barnstorming hard rocker “Hurricane” and the rootsier, pedal steel-driven “Ghost” are irresistible earworms with indelible choruses. Perley’s band features longtime friends Billy Zehnal and Chris Connor on bass and lead guitar and Jeff Martin on drums.
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The Old Millstream Ringers: Joy of Christmas 7:00 pm
The Old Millstream Ringers: Joy of Christmas @ First Presbyterian Church - Fostoria
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Moya Brennan Concert 7:30 pm
Moya Brennan Concert @ Logan's Irish Pub
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of seasonal music from the Emerald Isle, featuring Irish icon Moya Brennan. As lead singer of the Grammy award-winning group Clannad, Moya helped introduce Celtic music to a worldwide audience with an infectious mix of traditional melodies in new age pop. This festive program offers the timeless, soulful atmosphere of her music in a special holiday show of celebration and reflection. Drawling on a rich selection of classic Irish songs and carols, Moya and her band will warm the heart with the spirit of the season.
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Wee Ones: Raccoons 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Raccoons @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Recommended for children 3 years old and under with an adult companion. Other aged siblings welcome. Program includes a story, activities and a craft.
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A Christmas Celebration with the Toledo Symphony 7:30 pm
A Christmas Celebration with the Toledo Symphony @ First Lutheran Church
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
First Lutheran Church in Tiffin will host the Toledo Symphony under the direction of Sara Jobin, Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The symphony will present “A Christmas Celebration,” a program of sacred music, which will include one number featuring the church’s Schantz organ played by the church organist, Curtis King. Tickets can be purchased at the church Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Kids in the Parks: Winter Tracks 1:00 pm
Kids in the Parks: Winter Tracks @ Riverbend Park
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hike on out and join Program Assistant Chris Allen to search for who might be leaving a track to follow. Winter snow can be the best way to track those winter animals that are still out and about. Meet by Shelter 3.
FHS Pops Concert 7:30 pm
FHS Pops Concert @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Pops Concert. The theme for the concert is “Looking Back: 30 Years of Making Music” and the orchestra will perform popular selections performed by Findlay orchestra students over the past 30 years. The audience will learn interesting facts about each musical selection. Tim Mattis, director of the Findlay Trojan Marching Band and Pantasia Steelband, will serve as the commentator. Mattis will also showcase his keyboarding skills, performing on the typewriter for the musical selection “The Typewriter” by Leroy Anderson. Other selections include: “Jupiter” by Gustav Holst, “Tales from the Vienna Woods Waltz” by Richard Strauss, “Salute to the Big Apple,” “The Muppet Medley,” and “The Pink Panther” and “Theme from Peter Gunn” by Henry Mancini. This is Pressel’s 22nd year teaching orchestra at Findlay City Schools. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in violin performance from Ohio University. Anita Schaible serves as assistant director.
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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – Dec 24 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 29 @ 9:00 am – Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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Winter Camp 9:00 am
Winter Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm
Need something fun for a 6-12 year old to do over winter break?…sign them up for Winter Camp at the Discovery Center located at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be crafts, activities, games and nature hikes. Please bring a lunch and drink. Be prepared for some outdoor play and hiking. Register with $30 per child by Wednesday, December 17. Medical forms available on-line.
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